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Preserving food through fermentation is salty subject

Fermentation may seem like a scary task to take on, since botulism is a potential risk, but that didn’t deter members of the Stevenson and Carson communities who gathered last week to learn a thing or two about fermenting vegetables.

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Art & Wine Fusion party marking a dozen years

It’s shaping up to be quite an exciting showcase of regional wines, ciders, artistic talent, and culinary food. This year White Salmon’s annual Art & Wine Fusion party (the 12th in a row) is scheduled for Saturday, July 25, from 3 to 10 p.m.

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2015 Independence Day celebrations abound in Gorge

For those who are staying put for the weekend, there’s plenty to do in White Salmon, and its surrounding communities, to celebrate this year’s Fourth of July.

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Community gathers to dedicate new entry sign, memorials at Bingen park

Members of the Bingen and White Salmon community gathered Saturday afternoon, June 27, in Bingen’s Daubenspeck Park to observe the unveiling and dedication of the new skate park sign and honorary plaques.

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Get ready for Father’s Day weekend rodeo

The 2015 Ketchum Kalf Rodeo Queen is 15-year-old Shania Weifenbach. Shania is the daughter of Steve and Sonya Shields of White Salmon. Shania is a straight-A student at Columbia High School where she just completed her freshman year.

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Radio broadcast coming from Bingen

Radio Tierra and Columbia Center for the Arts are proud to present the live radio broadcast of Independence Eve at the Bingen Theater, July 3, 7 to 9 p.m. featuring the music of the “Columbiaires” of “It’s a Wonderful Life” fame, singer/songwriter Alonza Garbanzo, Mariachi Los Temerosos De Juan Antonio, Harmony of the Gorge, the poetry of William Stafford, Tongue Twisters with Kirby Neuman Rae, and much, much more.

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Sign up for summer reading at the library

Children, teens and adults, too, can have fun and earn rewards while keeping their reading skills sharp with no-fee summer reading programs at the White Salmon Valley Community Library.

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Schools come together for Art for the Sky event

Lyle High School hosted artist Daniel Dancer of Mosier last Friday for the district’s Art for the Sky event. Students from Dallesport Elementary, the Wishram School District, Lyle Secondary School, and Lyle community members participated in the event, creating a human painting of a salmon in a field behind the high school.

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From butterflies...to Big Foot

Friday April 24, was the last talk in April’s Wild About Nature series coordinated by Joy Markgraf. Robert Michael Pyle spoke to a full house at White Salmon Valley’s public library, Friday evening. The presentation was titled, Butterflies and Bigfoot on the Wild G.P. (Gifford Pinchot).

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Nature series lecturers present ideas for improving the lot of local wildlife

April’s “Wild About Nature” series continued at the White Salmon Valley Community Library last Friday and featured speakers Jim Hulbert, talking about Nesting Habits of Western Bluebirds, Tree Swallows, and Wood Ducks; and Tom Snellgrove, who spoke about the efforts he and his wife have taken to preserve the wildlife and habitat on their 10-acre home.

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Celebrate poetry month, attend Stafford reading

The Writing Group of White Salmon Valley Community Library invites poets and poetry lovers to an ‘open mic’ poetry reading in memory of national award-winning and internationally recognized Oregon poet William Stafford on Tuesday, April 21, at 6:30 p.m. in the library’s Sprint/Baker Gallery.

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First in series of nature lectures at local library draws full house

This past Friday at the White Salmon Public Library, nature enthusiasts came together to listen to Jay McLaughlin and Ken Bevis deliver talks for “A Natural History Series” coordinated by Joy Markgraf...

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What’s in the sky - April

Welcome to April! Our first full month of spring is a time for flowers blooming and birds singing. It also brings warmer evening temperatures, and a more comfortable time to check out the stellar displays after darkness falls...

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Dig, pull, bag for NW invasive plant control

The Pacific Northwest Invasive Plant Council (PNW-IPC) held an Identification, Early Detection and Reporting (EDRR) Training session last Saturday at the White Salmon Public Library to inform citizens about invasive plants and how to manage them...

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102nd birthday of Washington State Parks System

Last Thursday, March 19, was the 102nd birthday of the Washington State Parks System...

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